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  Germany's Hubject raises funds to advance e-mobility in China, U.S.
Reuters | 2017/10/16

Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States. The company said it is looking for a partner in China to help build, improve and access infrastructure for electric vehicles.
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  Natural gas trucks boom as Beijing curbs diesel
Reuters | 2017/10/10

Sales of large, natural gas-powered trucks are expected to hit record levels in China this year as the government steps up an anti-pollution campaign that includes curbs on heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
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  China delays electric-car quotas until 2019
Reuters | 2017/10/3

China has set a deadline of 2019 to impose tough new sales targets for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, slightly relaxing an earlier plan to introduce the quotas next year.  Automakers will need to amass credits for selling these vehicles equivalent to 10 percent of annual sales by 2019, China¡¯s industry ministry said in a statement. That level would rise to 12 percent for 2020.
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  Factories scramble to move goods as China limits diesel trucks
Reuters | 2017/9/26

Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country¡¯s clogged railroads as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection last month gave tens of thousands of companies in 28 cities until Nov. 1 to halve their use of diesel trucks over the winter months, when air pollution is worst.
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  China may drop joint venture rule for foreign EV makers
Bloomberg | 2017/9/22

China is discussing a plan to allow foreign carmakers to set up wholly owned electric-vehicle businesses in its free trade zones, according to company officials briefed on the matter.  The plan could be enacted as early as next year, the sources said.  
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  OPINION
China's looming clash with the U.S. over intellectual property
Michael Dunne | 2017/9/12

We are about to discover the true measure of America's bargaining power with the People's Republic of China.  Brace for a possible head-on collision.  Running in one direction, Chinese officials soon will unveil new regulations designed to give China a decisive upper hand in the market for electric vehicles.  Pictured: Michael Dunne is president of Dunne Automotive. 
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  China to set EV quotas soon, but delay implementation, sources say
Reuters | 2017/9/1

BEIJING -- China is likely to delay implementation of tough new sales quotas for electric vehicles, giving global automakers more time to prepare, four sources told Reuters.  Based on their conversations with Chinese policymakers, the sources said a final plan for EV sales quotas could be introduced within days or weeks.
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  Great Wall covets Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand
Aiming to become 'world's largest SUV maker'
Larry P. Vellequette, Sharon Silke Carty, Yang Jian | 2017/8/22

Great Wall Motor Co. is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to see whether a deal can be negotiated.  Great Wall President Wang Fengying told Automotive News that Great Wall intends to buy Jeep and is "connecting with FCA" to begin negotiations. FCA said in a statement that it had not been approached by Great Wall in connection with the Jeep brand or any other matter relating to its business.
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  Fiat Chrysler attracts Chinese suitors, sources say
Larry P. Vellequette | 2017/8/15

DETROIT -- Representatives of a well-known Chinese automaker made at least one offer this month to buy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at a small premium over its market value, Automotive News has learned. The offer was rejected for not being enough, a source said.
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  New CEO of LeEco's listed arm vows to dismantle founder's vision
Bloomberg | 2017/8/1

The new chief of troubled LeEco's listed arm promised to scrap any businesses that don't align with a renewed focus on TVs and media, unraveling the costly overseas and local ventures championed by founder Jia Yueting that have exacerbated a cash squeeze. Jia is now devoting his time to Faraday Future, the U.S.-based startup he personally backs that's trying to raise funds to bring the FF 91 electric car to market.
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TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK
Pressed to meet EV mandate, automakers bet on electric vans

Light-vehicle sales rise in September on crossover, SUV demand

Volvo CEO: China should seek automakers' input on EV rules

GM sales rise behind Cadillac, Baojun volumes

BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall

Audi deliveries climb on higher Q7, A5 volumes

Geely sales on pace to top 1 million with Sept. surge

Great Wall, Chery target European consumers

FCA downplays talk of consolidation with Great Wall

VW brand sales rise in Sept. as SUVs, crossovers thrive

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